Looks like someone had the guts to grab six minutes of David E Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot and put it online for all to see.


Footage from failed Wonder Woman TV pilot by kahramanlarsinemada

Two more clips after the jump including that chase scene we saw photos of months ago.


Footage from failed Wonder Woman TV pilot -… by kahramanlarsinemada


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31 Comments

  1. brenton8090
    July 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Yep. Glad this failed, so we can see something stronger on the Big Screen.

  2. July 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm — Reply

    Holy crap. This looks absolutely terrible.

  3. July 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    I already said what I thought of the show and the footage doesn’t change my mind.

    So what does the rest of the Major Spoilers crew think? Did we dodge a bullet or miss out on a good thing.

  4. Woolf Man
    July 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm — Reply

    Wow. That is quite awful.

  5. Ricco
    July 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    Title should be “Wonder Woman pilot footage appears, FAIL!”

  6. SpiderLover
    July 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    It wasn’t bad. The first clip I thought her rant was pretty good and a nice shot that should be shout out toward some of the comic book readers honestly. I liked it, a little better than what smallville did kind of sad this wasn’t picked up.

    • Arbor Day
      July 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm — Reply

      I don’t think it was that bad either, for a pilot. The sfx with the rope would’ve gotten a bit better polish in the actual show, the wire work needed a bit of work, and the running is stupid. But they did a good job of depicting her strength and fighting skill, specifically kicking that container.

      Adrianne Palicki also was doing a nice job despite the lackluster writing of the monologue.

      I’d be willing to bet, 90% of the hate is just that costume.

      A new writing team, a better outfit, and 6 months for Palicki to some definition and I think it could work.

      • Ricco
        July 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm — Reply

        “I’d be willing to bet, 90% of the hate is just that costume.”

        Nope, most people (including me I’m not too proud to say) made up their minds before the costume was ever an issue. The whole modern business woman living a double life and David E. Kelley behind the helm produced almost all of the hate.

        • Brother129
          July 22, 2011 at 7:17 am — Reply

          That quote should be on your twitter feed. Awesome. LOL

  7. Oldcomicfan
    July 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    I’d say we not only dodged the bullets screaming down from the Dallas Book Depository, we also dodged the gunfire coming from the grassy knoll. Whoever wrote that piece of pooh should have their hands broken so they can never type again. And whoever spent money on that should have their head examined. All least they had big enough stones to back out when they saw how awful it was shaping up to be…

  8. Navarre
    July 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    I think it was pretty good for television, really.

    • That Guy
      July 22, 2011 at 2:14 am — Reply

      I actually gotta agree with that. Personally I have no problem with what it coulda been. However since we ain’t getting it, I’m hoping we’ll have something better later on.

    • brenton8090
      July 22, 2011 at 5:58 am — Reply

      That’s my problem though. It’s pretty good “for television”. Which , as far as I’m concerned, is not good enough. I’ve seen the Wonder Woman TV show. I want to see the big budget, all out movie. A TV show just doesn’t have the budget, and it always said to me that it wasn’t being taken seriously. I’m glad it failed, because it’s not the best it could be. And I don’t want to wait 5 years until they figure that out and reboot it; I say get it right the first time.

  9. Kevin
    July 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    gross, dude

  10. July 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    I think that you’re being melodramatic…

    Still, Wonder Woman shouldn’t say ‘tits.’

    • Brother129
      July 22, 2011 at 7:20 am — Reply

      I wonder if that line would have it made it past the censors too.

    • July 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm — Reply

      Yeah. Have to say that was my biggest problem with that. “Perfect tits, perfect ass” was just the wrong way to go there. Sort of ruined the scene for me.

      On the other side, I like, conceptually, what they did with the lasso–making it almost prehensile.

  11. Wil
    July 21, 2011 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    Honestly…not bad for a tv series. Would rather watch this than some fairy ghey-a$$h crap “Scott Pilgrim” nonsense. I saw both the the Crosby ABC WW pilot and Carter ABC/CBS WW series as a kid in the late 70s with a regular staple of Six Million Dollar Man(but I hated the Lindsay Wagner Bionic Woman, Man from Atlantis, BSG, and many of the Saturday morning live-action series such as Jason of Star Command, Isis, Shazam/Captain Marvel…this take on WW was just like all of them with a bit more updated adult themes added. Loved Greatest American Hero, Airwolf, Street Hawk, Auto Man, The Flash etc. Would’ve been fun to have seen this version of WW as a series. Most of the “fans” were 85%-90% mainly disappointed in the costume(s) and the actress. The story and updated treatment was more like 10%-15% judging from from all the rants I’ve read on many sites, including Facebook. All this, for a tv series based on a DC comic book heroine that many compare to the 70s series that was more camp and so tongue-in-cheek (yeah, again, I should know since I lived in the 70s and 80s)—and, its not even a frakkin’ motion picture. I never really liked the dumb Adam West Batamn tv series…always prefered The Green Hornet over that garbage. West is over-rated anyway. Spent more of my time with watching Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Big Valley, Gilligan’s Island and I Dream of Jeannie.
    The only thing that I was more negative about was the casting of Steve Trevor (the guy from the failed Knight Rider re-boot, yeah that one pretty much sucked right from the very beginning as I never bought into the hype), especially as a US Army officer instead of a USAF officer.
    The production value looked really good so far: the music, editing, camera-work, lightiing, mood, etc.

  12. Ced
    July 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm — Reply

    I understand why they doped it: it was not good. The actress was ok, but the rest, even the action, ouch.

  13. eric
    July 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm — Reply

    Words can not be typed to reflect how bad that was. We dodge the ice berg with that. If something like this had been done years ago with Lucy Lawless on whatever that show was on the USA chanel, I could be more forgiving. If this had introduced the proud Amazon from the past and mythological aspect I would love it more, but this was wretched. A complete lack of the greedy bastards that try to program the american public into viewing hot steaming shit just to get advertisers money to influence americans to buy more crap they dont need. Crap feeding on crap shilling crap serving crap to viewers who do nothing but crap on their sofas and dont think for themselves thus turning into crap. Wake up people. Who controls you? You or them? This was so bad. I cant even believe that a credible actor would even consider this straight out of the bung hole even while sitting on the toilet. I have much less respect for the lead actress not that I even knew who she was or is. I hope her contract was a damn good contract that gave her money even if this girl and cup crap fest did not even make it to TV.

  14. July 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    Ummm… did anyone notice that she killed a dude? She friggin’ tracheotomized a guard to a door. Then KICKED the door down and across the room. ummm… Max Lord got of easy, ne?

    • Steven Allen
      July 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm — Reply

      Indeed!

  15. @lantis
    July 22, 2011 at 1:18 am — Reply

    I agree with Matthew firstly, Wonder Woman should not say ‘tits.’ Aside from that though I liked the idea of Wonder Woman addressing her own portrayal to the public and refusing to be a sex object. That seems very in character to me. I was not so keen on the idea that her entire board of directors apparently knew she was WW, that seemed very unsettling.

    Without full context I can’t say that the clips were garbage. The writing seemed to need some work, and the fight choreographer should’ve been replaced, but it wasn’t really much worse than some of the Smallville seasons.

  16. hunterdan
    July 22, 2011 at 3:13 am — Reply

    Why cant she say tits?
    She has them so I guess that should give her the right to call them what they are

    • brenton8090
      July 22, 2011 at 5:59 am — Reply

      She CAN say tits: she chooses not to because she’s got class.

  17. hunterdan
    July 22, 2011 at 3:13 am — Reply

    There’s 20 of us, but we will attack you one at a time…

  18. darklighter
    July 22, 2011 at 10:05 am — Reply

    I thought the action stuff was pretty badass for TV and the FX were better than anything I saw on smallville for ten years (God rest it’s crapfilled soul). And AP looked incredibly hot but I agree the monologue was pretty terrible and the the premise of her being a CEO of a WW company is goofy. If they coulda wrote her as the comic wrote her it may have been alright.

  19. Rob
    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am — Reply

    They could put this footage into a Wonder Woman XXX parody and have no problems. The acting would be right on par.

  20. Leroy Grey
    July 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    I still stand by my comment that some good action scenes could have sold the show… but these action scenes were kinda weak sauce, couldn’t sell me that she was a real fighter. The ‘gauntlet’ scene was too much wires and shaky cams. She was more warrior than hero, which could have been an interesting characterization over time. But Wonder Woman’s better under someone else’s direction…

  21. March 26, 2012 at 1:28 am — Reply

    I’ve decided that the most devistating thing about this show being cancelled is that Cary Elwes is out of a job :(

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